A recent retiree is looking forward to a life on Easy Street after winning $25,000 a year for life player Lucky For Life.
Mark Moroski, 67, matched the five white balls drawn Feb. 2 – 10-17-22-42-46 – to win the big prize. He bought the winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I play Lucky For Life just about every day,” said Moroski. “I like playing online because it’s easy and I don’t have to worry about losing my ticket.
“The morning after the drawing, I had an email that said I won a big prize, so I logged into my Lottery account to check the amount. When I saw $25,000 a year for life waiting for me, I was floored!”
Moroski visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of $390,000 rather than annuity payments of $25,000 a year for 20 years or life, whichever is greater. With his winnings, he plans to buy a new car and then save the remainder.
“I’ve been retired for a few years and winning this means I can relax and enjoy my retirement to the fullest,” Moroski said.
For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Drawings take place at 10:38 p.m. seven days-a-week. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com.